Organization & Operations

Leland Fire/Rescue crews battling fire

The Leland Fire/Rescue Department consists of 48 full-time career staff, a full-time civilian Administrative Coordinator, four part-time positions, and volunteer sponsorship staff operating out of three fire stations. We protect and provide service to approximately 37,000 residents in the Town of Leland, the Town of Belville, and parts of northern Brunswick County.

Our career staff work in three shifts (A, B, and C) of 24 hours each with their workday starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 7 a.m. the next day. Each shift staffs three engine companies, one truck company, and an on-duty Battalion Chief. Currently the truck company also cross-staffs a heavy rescue unit containing our technical rescue equipment. We have part-time staff that help us fill in any openings we have when full-time staff are on leave. Our volunteer sponsorship firefighters will also work in 6, 12, or 24 hours shifts to add to our on-duty staffing.

Emergency services we provide:

  • Fire suppression
  • Basic life support emergency medical response
  • Hazardous materials operations level response
  • Technical rescue response including:
    • High-angle rope rescue
    • Confined space rescue
    • Vehicle and machinery rescue
    • Water rescue